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Wheel Pad honored TWICE in Fast Company’s 2019 Innovation by Design Awards

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 3:35pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Wheel Pad L3C was honored in Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Awards for 2019 as a finalist in the Health category and was given Honorable Mention in the Best Design North America category. Wheel Pad is a universally accessible 200 square foot modular bedroom/bathroom suite designed to connect to an existing home. Wheel Pad provides the opportunity for elders or someone newly experiencing mobility challenges to remain at home, and/or to return home following an accident.

VEC launches new incentive for electric vehicle chargers

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 3:16pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) is now offering a $250 bill credit to members who purchase a Level II electric vehicle charger. As part of the credit, members will be asked to refrain from charging their cars from 5pm-9pm on weekdays, when demand for electricity typically peaks and electricity is generated from dirtier and more expensive sources.

Castleton awarded $130,000 grant from State of Vermont

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 12:12pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott recently joined local, state, and federal partners to announce more than $2.7 million in community development grants to 10 communities throughout Vermont, including the Town of Castleton in partnership with Castleton University. Castleton University was awarded a $130,000 subgrant through the Town of Castleton to assist with the development of the Early Childhood Lab, a public childcare center that will be located on the Castleton University campus.

iSUN Energy Group partners with NRI Energy Storage in Vermont

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 11:27am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine iSun Energy, a participant in the upcoming Horizon19 Sustainability Conference in Boston, Mass, from Sept 19th and 20th, 2019 has announced its partnership with Northern Reliability, Inc of Waterbury, Vermont, in the combination of its advanced solar power canopies with Northern’s battery systems.

Heating oil industry commits to net-zero emissions by 2050

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 11:08am -- tim
Historic resolution passed unanimously at Northeast Industry Summit
Vermont Business Magazine The Northeast's heating oil industry has resolved to achieve net-zero carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2050. This ambitious goal was set at the Northeast Industry Summit held during the 2019 Heating & Energizing America Trade Show (the HEAT Show) at the Rhode Island Convention Center, organized by NEFI and association partners.

Farm grants available for infrastructure improvements that enhance water quality

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 10:58am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Farm & Forest Viability Program, a program of the VT Housing & Conservation Board, has grant funds available for on-farm capital improvement projects that have a positive impact on water quality. Eligible farmers can apply for a Water Quality Grant, which provides $5,000 to $40,000 in funding. Matching funds are required and may include federal or state grants as well as cash, loans, or labor. Application deadlines are November 8, 2019 and February 7, 2020. More information, eligibility requirements, and applications are available on the Viability Program Website.

Vermont-based Sunsoil expands CBD products retail presence five-fold

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 10:37am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Sunsoil, a vertically-integrated, nationally distributed manufacturer of whole plant hemp CBD oil, today announced expanded retail availability of its organically farmed CBD oil products in partnership with The Vitamin Shoppe, Earthfare, Lucky's Markets, and Fresh Thyme retail locations. The nationwide distribution of Sunsoil CBD products through these retail partners includes Sunsoil's full-spectrum CBD oil in capsules, softgels, and tinctures. The expansion through more than 400 Vitamin Shoppe stores brings Sunsoil's total U.S. distribution to over 1,200 retail locations across the United States.

Vermont legislators support Global Climate Strike

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 10:26am -- tim

Vermont Legislative Climate Solutions Caucus Students across Vermont and around the world are mobilizing for the Global Climate Strike, and the Vermont Legislative Climate Solutions Caucus wants activists to know lawmakers support their efforts. Peaceful strikes will be held September 20, followed by a week of events to highlight the urgency of climate action.

Burton Snowboards partners with STIHL on energy projects

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 4:55am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine To support Burton’s efforts to make its Stash parks as sustainable as possible, STIHL will contribute outdoor power equipment and funding to help build new features, create new chain saw art and help the Stash park become more sustainable through the use of STIHL battery-powered equipment. Currently, STIHL equipment is being used in the development, maintenance and construction of new features and renovation of the Stash runs in Killington, Vt. and Jackson Hole, Wyo.

Vermont tapped to get grant to create Dairy Business Innovation Initiative

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 3:25am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy (D), Vice Chairman of the US Senate Appropriations Committee, Wednesday announced that the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets (VAAFM) will soon receive funding from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to create regional a Dairy Business Innovation Initiative.

UVMMC to clarify abortion procedure staffing

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 4:48pm -- tim

by Stephen Leffler, MD, Interim President, UVM Medical Center Earlier today, UVM Medical Center sent an official letter to HHS that continues to respectfully, but firmly disagree with many of the allegations and conclusions made in their notice of violation. It also informs them that in an effort to better serve both our patients and our employees, we’ll be taking steps to strengthen our policies and operations surrounding abortion procedures. 

First two F-35s scheduled to arrive in Vermont Thursday

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 3:07pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The first two F-35A Lightning II fighter jets are scheduled to arrive at the Burlington International Airport on Thursday, September 19, 2019, according to a statement from the Vermont National Guard. The 158th Fighter Wing will be the first Air National Guard unit to field a squadron of F-35As. Brig Gen Greg Knight, adjutant general, Vermont National Guard, said in a video accompanying the announcement that the planes will not be nuclear capable and that the Vermont Guard will not include a nuclear mission. He also reiterated that the planes will take off without afterburners 95 percent of the time.

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